Virtual Gatherings
I am going to start offering a weekly “virtual potluck” time of sharing and prayer on Wednesday evenings, which you are welcome to join from your dinner table if you wish! In addition, the Centering Prayer Group that met during Lent will continue to meet with a wider focus and slightly less frequent schedule. New members are welcome!
We’ve had about a dozen people at each Zoom gathering so far, and it is so encouraging to see each other’s faces, listen and tell stories, share the challenges and joys we are facing, and to pray with and for one another.
Please note that you can access the Zoom meetings by phone (even landline) if you don’t have a smartphone, webcam, or microphone in your computer. Check out the details below.
  • Virtual Potluck & Prayer, Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m., starting April 22. Tune in from your living room, dining table, back porch, or wherever you are. Kids are welcome to take part, and have a standing invitation to share a joke if they want! We will check in with each other, share highs and lows, read a Psalm, and spend time praying for one another and the world. We will finish by 7:30 p.m.
  • Practice of Prayer Group, 2nd and 4th Sundays at 3:00 p.m., starting April 26. We will continue exploring different ways of connecting with God in prayer, sharing how our spiritual life is going, and spending time together in centering and contemplation.
Further details for both of these Zoom meetings are below. If you would like to take part in a Bible study or want to help organize a different kind of online gathering, please let me know – I would love to collaborate with you!
Please feel free to reach out by email, text, or phone if I can support you in any way during this challenging time. Know that I am praying for all of you, and I look forward to whatever time in the future it is safe and a healthy, loving choice for us to gather again in person.
Grace and peace in Christ,
Rev. Kerry
Minister of Discipleship and Community Engagement
Upcoming Zoom Gatherings
Tips:
  • You can join Zoom from a desktop or laptop computer, tablet such as an iPad, or smartphone. You can also call in for just the audio on any phone, including a landline.
  • If you don’t have a webcam on your computer, you can still join to see others’ video feeds, we just won’t be able to see you. If you don’t have a microphone, you will need to call in to the audio portion through a phone line.
  • The first time you click on a meeting link like the one below, you will be asked to download Zoom to your computer or device. This is a trustworthy app, and should not take long to install once you give the device permission.
  • You don’t have to create an account, but can simply type in the name you want others to see on the screen.
  • There is an option to join a test meeting if you want to see what things look like before we gather on Thursday. You might want to test your speaker and microphone if you are using a desktop or laptop.
  • You can also use headphones/earbuds if you’re in a room with background noise.
Virtual Potluck & Prayer
Time: Apr 22, 2020 06:30 PM Eastern Time
    Every week on Wednesday, until Jun 10, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting:
Meeting ID: 919 1131 7422
Password: 298985
One-tap mobile (for audio access)
+13126266799,,91911317422#,,#,298985# US (Chicago)
+19292056099,,91911317422#,,#,298985# US (New York)
Call in from a landline or mobile phone (audio only)
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 253 215 8782 US
    +1 301 715 8592 US
Meeting ID: 919 1131 7422
Password: 298985
Practice of Prayer
Time: Apr 26, 2020 03:00 PM Eastern Time
    Every 2 weeks on Sunday, until Aug 30, 2020
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 967 7924 6379
Password: 11023669
One-tap mobile (for audio access)
+19292056099,,96779246379#,,#,11023669# US (New York)
+13126266799,,96779246379#,,#,11023669# US (Chicago)
Call in from a landline or mobile phone (audio only)
    +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
    +1 301 715 8592 US
    +1 253 215 8782 US
Meeting ID: 967 7924 6379
Password: 11023669